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FERROUS: Jewelry in a New Iron Age

Exhibition  /  01 Mar 2013  -  14 Apr 2013
Published: 22.02.2013
FERROUS: Jewelry in a New Iron Age.
Velvet da Vinci
Management:
Mike Holmes and Elizabeth Shypertt
David Choi. Bracelet: Untitled, 2012. Steel.. 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm. David Choi
Bracelet: Untitled, 2012
Steel.
7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm
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Intro
Although the use of iron dates back more than two thousand years, this humble material is more commonly used for agriculture and industrial purposes than adornment. Known for its strength and lightness, the steel and iron jewelry of FERROUS is both rusty and shiny, sheet and wire, bejeweled and modest.

Artist list

Nanz Aalund, Anne Achenbach, Dauvit Alexander, Talya Baharal, Michael Berger, Lisa Bjorke, Aaron Bray, Elizabeth Callinicos, Melissa Cameron, David Choi, Kat Cole, Dialogue Collective, Andy Cooperman, Donna D'Aquino, Jaclyn Davidson, Ann Catrin Evans, Maureen Faye-Chauhan, Réka Fekete, Mirla Fernandes, Peg Fetter, Rebekah Frank, Motoko Furuhashi, Susie Ganch, Elliot Gaskin, Janna Gregonis, Dana Hakim, Masako Hamaguchi, Tom Hill, Heejin Hwang, Rob Jackson, Mary Frisbee Johnson, Lisa Juen Sinnott, Satomi Kawai, Maya Kini, Amy Klainer, Jenny Laidlaw, Lorena Lazard, Roxy Lentz, Timothy Information Limited, Kajsa Lindberg, Tara Locklear, Sarah Loertscher, Drew Markou, Judy McCaig, Lindy McSwan, Chris Nelson, Iker Ortiz, Claudio Pino, Jo Pond, Suzanne Pugh, Meghan Patrice Riley, Mackenzie Sala, Natasha Seedorf, Sondra Sherman, Marjorie Simon, Melissa Stiles, Barbara Stutman, Tore Svensson, Sarah West, Katie Wright
A significant exception is the Berlin Iron Jewelry of the early 19th century. The Prussian Royal family funded the uprising against Napoleon by encouraging wealthy citizens to exchange their precious gold and silver for intricately fabricated iron jewelry. 

Intricacy is just one aspect the 60 artists of FERROUS explore with this versatile material. Known for its strength and lightness, the steel and iron jewelry of FERROUS is both rusty and shiny, sheet and wire, bejeweled and modest.

Featuring artists from the USA, Germany, Scotland, Sweden, UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Wales, Israel, Mexico, Spain, Canada, and Brazil.

Hours

Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm - 6 pm
Sunday from 12 pm - 4 pm
The Gallery is closed on Monday

The exhibition will take place simultaneously at Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco and as a virtual exhibition at crafthaus online March 1 - March 31, 2013. In May FERROUS will travel to 18Karat Gallery in Toronto, Canada as part of The Society of North American Goldsmith's annual conference.
Iker Ortiz. Ring: Sir C, 2011. Sterling silver, stainless steel, citrine. 2 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm. Iker Ortiz
Ring: Sir C, 2011
Sterling silver, stainless steel, citrine
2 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm
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Lisa Björke. Brooch: Frigg, 2012. Welded iron sheet, iron powder, wood glue, lacquer, piano thread. 8 x 7 x 4 cm. Lisa Björke
Brooch: Frigg, 2012
Welded iron sheet, iron powder, wood glue, lacquer, piano thread
8 x 7 x 4 cm
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Kajsa Lindberg. Necklace: Everyday Keys, 2008. Iron, nylon. 58 x 12 x 0.3 cm. Photo: Johan Söderling. Kajsa Lindberg
Necklace: Everyday Keys, 2008
Iron, nylon
58 x 12 x 0.3 cm
Photo: Johan Söderling
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Jaclyn Davidson. Cufflinks: Untitled, 2012. Weathered carbon steel, 18k gold. 7 x 5.8 x 5 cm. Jaclyn, DavidsonCuff: 2012Weathered carbon steel, 18k gold7 x 5.8 x 5 cmPhoto: Michael Heeney. Jaclyn Davidson
Cufflinks: Untitled, 2012
Weathered carbon steel, 18k gold
7 x 5.8 x 5 cm


Jaclyn, Davidson
Cuff: 2012
Weathered carbon steel, 18k gold
7 x 5.8 x 5 cm
Photo: Michael Heeney
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Maureen Faye-Chauhan. Brooch: Australia Octahedral, 2011. Stainless steel. 13 x 7.5 x 7 cm. Photo: Janak Chauhan. Maureen Faye-Chauhan
Brooch: Australia Octahedral, 2011
Stainless steel
13 x 7.5 x 7 cm
Photo: Janak Chauhan
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Tore Svensson. Ring: Tube, 2012. Steel, paint. 2 x 2.5 x 4.5 cm. Photo: Franz Karl. Tore Svensson
Ring: Tube, 2012
Steel, paint
2 x 2.5 x 4.5 cm
Photo: Franz Karl
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Dana Hakim. Brooch: Israel My Four Guardian Angels, 2010. Steel. 7.5 x 9 x 4 cm. Photo: Josef Bercovich. Dana Hakim
Brooch: Israel My Four Guardian Angels, 2010
Steel
7.5 x 9 x 4 cm
Photo: Josef Bercovich
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Sondra Sherman. Brooch: Scutelleria, 2009. Steel, nail polish. 90 x 90 x 0.3 cm. Sondra Sherman
Brooch: Scutelleria, 2009
Steel, nail polish
90 x 90 x 0.3 cm
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